Jocelyn Kay White, a former Little Rock forecaster, died on Sunday, April 18th, following a short illness. Jocelyn was 68 years old and many fans of the forecaster have taken to Twitter to pay tribute.
Jocelyn White was one of the first female weather forecasters in North Texas, working on Channel 4 throughout the 1980s. She was an award-winning TV, radio and print journalist and had a passion for animals.
Read on to find out how Jocelyn White sadly passed away and see the tributes people have made across the world.
How did Jocelyn White die?
- Jocelyn White died on April 19th, 2021 due to a short illness. Jocelyn’s specific cause of death is unclear as there were no long term health issues or accidents.
Jocelyn became one of Dallas’ first-weekday female weather forecaster on Channel 4 and one of the first women to earn the American Meteorological Society’s Seal of Approval. Jocelyn had several of her own TV shows, such as Jocelyn’s Weekend, Texas Country Nights, HotOn!Homes, Designing Texas, and Designing America for Mark Cuban’s HDNet.
She volunteered for several charities, most recently Equest where she served as chairman of the board of directors. She was also chairman for the SPCA of Texas and for the SPCA of Texas Fur Ball, Equest’s Gala, the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum’s A Writer’s Garden and Mad Hatter’s Tea. It is clear she had a deep love for animals, including her horse, three rescued pigs and a Chihuahua.
Jocelyn is survived by her husband, Kim Seal and her mother, Joyce White. However, she was preceded in death by her father Burl White.